Westwood Poet Laureate

Westwood Poet Laureate - seeking candidates.   

The primary goal of the Westwood Poet Laureate is to promote public awareness of poetry in the town. To do so, the Poet Laureate’s duties are the following:

--To encourage the reading and writing of poetry by creating programs and holding events for the town, such as workshops for writers, readings, poetry slams, and other events throughout the town and its schools.
--To write several annual seasonal poems for local events and holidays.
--To select and mentor the Westwood Teen Poet Laureate, an annual position; applications for the first Teen Poet Laureate will be open in April 2023, and selected in May 2023.

The Poet Laureate is a role open to residents of Westwood, employees of the town, and individuals with a history of public service to the town. While publication history is taken into account, the role is not limited to individuals with publications.

For more information, including how to apply, click here.